This 2019 photo shows vendors come from in and out of Utah to sell their artwork and crafts during Raspberry Days in Garden City at the south shore of Bear Lake.

GARDEN CITY – Looking for someplace cool to beat the heat before school starts. Bear Lake is the place to be this weekend as Raspberry Days festival is in full swing. It began on Thursday, Aug. 4 and will wind up on Saturday, Aug. 6.

The pie eating contest is one of the many activities planned for this weekends Raspberry Days to be held in Garden City adjacent to Bear Lake.

The restaurants and other services are geared up for the rush of people that will attend the county’s biggest holiday.

The main festival and fair will also be held at Heritage Park and will begin at 10 a.m. and go until 8 p.m. each day. The event does not allow smoking or pets in the park.

The festival includes vendors from the Bear Lake Valley as well as from out of town. There are also food trucks will be on site with delicious melas. and several activities all on site to promote fun, safe and family-oriented activities.

The pie eating contest took place Friday from 11 a.m. until noon.

At noon the concerts start. This year they have scheduled Johnny Utah, Brother Chunky, and Ryan Shupe & the Rubber Band will finish off the concerts with a 6:30 p.m. start time.

Bingo from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m.

The rodeo will take place in Laketown at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Aug. 6, the biggest part of the activities will begin with a 5K Fun Run at 8 a.m. and for those who like to swing a club there is a 4-person scramble, Shotgun arrangement from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be held at the Bear Lake West Golf Course located four miles north of Garden City.

At 8:30 a.m. a Zumba Class will be led by Carolina Linkogle.

The live concerts are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with Saddle Strings, followed by Madison Ware & Three Day Weekend at noon. The band Mason Jarr will take the stage at 3:30.

This 2019 photo shows a Preston, artist Brent Borup selling his prints at last years Raspberry Days.

Bran Martin Country concert is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

The rodeo shoots will swing open for the final night of the Laketown Rodeo at 7:30 p.m.

The Lighted Boat Parade, provided by the Bear Lake Yacht Club, will begin at 9 p.m. The lighted boats will move between the Bear Lake Marina and Ideal Beach.

The big firework show will start around 10 p.m. to finish Raspberry Days 2022.

 

 



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